4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Week with Mountains to Sound Greenway
1. Kicking off the Greenway’s events schedule is Friends of the Forest Day® on Saturday, April 14th at Snoqualmie Point Park. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive species and celebrate Earth Week with the Greenway Trust, National Forest Foundation and other partners.
2. The Greenway Trust and the City of North Bend are also partnering together to restore the forests adjacent to the historic Tollgate Farm. Volunteers are needed to help in this project on Earth Day itself, Sunday, April 22nd.
3. Joining the Greenway Trust in Earth Week efforts to help keep the area’s natural lands and forests healthy are a number of corporate and school groups. On Saturday, April 21st, Boeing employees will participate in multiple restoration projects, several in the Greenway, as part of “Boeing Earth Day.” Greenway-based events will take place on Mercer Island, at the Three Forks Natural Area and at Squak Mountain. Students from both the Bush School and University Prep will also lend a hand volunteering in the Greenway over the course of Earth Week as part of their desire to give back to their community.
4. Greenway restoration events are fun for the whole family. No experience is required. Full and half day shifts are available. For a full schedule of volunteer opportunities, including ways to participate in the Greenway’s Earth Week, visit mtsgreenway.org.
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The Greenway Trust can arrange specific events for workplace teams, school groups, scouts or other groups. With the support of local communities, agency partners, corporate groups, and even high school students, Earth Day, or rather Earth Week, in the Mountains to Sound Greenway, is chock full of ways to give back!
About The Mountains to Sound Greenway:
The Mountains to Sound Greenway connects natural areas, trails, working farms and forests, historic towns and communities, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington. The Greenway provides easy access to recreation and nature for millions of people in the Northwest, key to the quality of life in this region.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust leads and inspires action to conserve and enhance this landscape, ensuring a long-term balance between people and nature. Founded in 1991, the Greenway Trust works to promote public land acquisitions, connect a continuous regional trail system, teach people of all ages about the importance of conserving forests and wildlife, improve recreation access, create new parks and trails and mobilize thousands of volunteers.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway is a place like no other. It’s time to make it official. In 2012, the Greenway Trust launched a campaign to pursue a National Heritage Area Designation by the US Congress. The designation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area by the U.S. Congress is a key strategy in preserving this iconic landscape.
The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is an SVP Investee. They aim to lead and inspire action to conserve and enhance the landscape from Seattle across the Cascade Mountains to Central Washington. A version of this post originally appeared in their newsletter.